AJ ONeal

Charles Max Wood

Aimee Knight

Dan Shappir

Steve Edwards



May 07, 2021

Becoming the Go-To Person in Your Technology Area - BONUS

Chuck was on a strategic call with one of his potential coaching clients talking about cryptocurrencies and realized that this is one of the major reasons that people want to become influencers. Or, rather, that many people aspire to make a difference and/or make money and the best way to do that is to become the person people go to for what you do. So, how do you become the first person people think of when they think of that thing you know how to do? Let Chuck tell you.

May 04, 2021

Changes in the JAMstack Landscape with Sean C Davis - JSJ 482

Dan kicks the show off by asking our guest Sean C. Davis to define for us what doesn't fall under JAMstack. Sean explains what isn't JAMstack and then dives into what's changed over the last year or so that brings us to the tools and approaches that hybridize the server end of things to bring more server side to the JAMstack. So, JAMstack lifts away from a monolithic backend to provide an independent front-end with a supporting set of back-end tools rather than a back-end with supporting front-end tools. This episodes dives into the implications of this approach as a reaction to the more traditional monolith.

Apr 29, 2021

Don't Let These Things Keep You From Podcasting - BONUS

Charles talks about the things that get developers stuck when they're trying to start their podcast or other influencer channel. He explains how to get around having those things hamper your journey.

Apr 27, 2021

Data Oriented Programming with Yehonathan Sharvit - JSJ 481

Yehonathan Sharvit joins the Jabber crew to discuss Data Oriented Programming. Data Oriented Programming is a way to reduce complexity by managing the shape of the data before we send it over the wire. Rather than managing data you send between services in class hierarchies, you focus on the data's meaning and manipulate it so the data it includes updates to your datastore like Redux and then cascade changes from your data.

Apr 23, 2021

BONUS: Relationships Matter Most

Charles Max Wood talks about how to build, grow, and benefit from positive relationships within programming. He talks about how he's built genuine positive relationships with hundreds of programmers and how he and others have grown from those relationships. He also explains that you get out of relationships what you put into them. Finally, he goes into how to begin to build relationships by building a system of influence you can use on behalf of the people you want relationships with. Panel

Apr 20, 2021

JSJ 480: Are Micro Frontends worth the effort? (And if so when?)

Micro frontends are the topic of discussion again, this time with Grgur Grisogono, Principal Consultant at Modus Create and co-author of the Manning book "Ext JS in Action". In particular, Grgur explains the new module federation capabilities introduced by Webpack, and describes how they can be used to construct micro frontends in a much more streamlined and modular fashion.

Apr 16, 2021

BONUS: How Opportunities Come Your Way When You're an Influencer

Charles Max Wood discusses several opportunities that came his way early in his podcasting career and other opportunities that have come to other people after only a couple of podcast episodes. He explains why that happens and how you can use this to create more influence as a developer.

Apr 13, 2021

JSJ 479: Practical Microservices with Ethan Garofolo

Ethan Garofolo is the author of Practical Microservices with Pragmatic Programmers. He starts out debunking the ideas behind pulling parts of a monolith into a different services and change function calls into HTTP calls. Instead, it's an approach that keeps things moving for development teams that solves several productivity issues. He breaks down the ways to move functionality around and which approaches make sense for breaking your application up into pieces that are easy to work on and approachable for multiple teams.

Apr 09, 2021

BONUS: What is Charles Max Wood's Biggest Payoff for Being a Dev Influencer?

Charles Max Wood started podcasting because it sounded fun and because he wanted to talk about technology. He learned pretty quickly that it got him access to people who understood the things he wanted to learn. The reasons changed over the years, as Charles explains before he talks about the big payoff he gets now from doing the podcasts.

Apr 06, 2021

JSJ 478: Browser Standards Rampage: Can We Have Nice Things?

The infamous Jake Archibald, member of the Chrome Team, an author of the Service Worker spec, and host of the HTTP 203 Podcast takes us on a whirlwind tour of recent and upcoming browser standards including Portals, iframes, App Cache, Service Workers, HTML, Browser History and more - why they are the way they are, why we can't have nice things, and how we might get nice things anyway in the future. Lots of good back and forth and only a little name calling… jaffa…

Apr 02, 2021

BONUS: How Jason Weimann Became a Game Developer

Jason Weimann started out as an enthusiast of the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, Everquest. After becoming a software developer and building a collaborative community playing the game, learn how he used his connections to get a job working for the company that made the game, even if it wasn't a job working as a game developer and how that led to a career working on one of the most popular online games of the time.

Mar 30, 2021

JSJ 477: Understanding Search Engines and SEO (for devs) - Part 2

If you're building a website or web-app, there's a good chance that you want people to find it so that they will access it. These days this mostly means that you want it to appear in the relevant search engine results pages (SERP). In this episode we are joined by Martin Splitt, DevRel at Google for the Search & Web ecosystem, who explains in detail how search engines work, and what developers and SEOs need to know and do in order to be on their good side.

Mar 26, 2021

BONUS: Continuing Your Learning Journey by Finding Mentors as an Influencer

Chuck outlines how he's used his podcasts to find mentors to continue his learning journey over 12 years of podcasting. Some mentors have been long lived relationships while others have lasted only a few months or even days. This episode shares Chuck's experience learning from the top people in the development community as a programmer and podcaster.

Mar 23, 2021

JSJ 476: Understanding Search Engines and SEO (for devs) - Part 1

If you're building a website or web-app, there's a good chance that you want people to find it so that they will access it. These days this mostly means that you want it to appear in the relevant search engine results pages (SERP). In this episode we are joined by Martin Splitt, DevRel at Google for the Search & Web ecosystem, who explains in detail how search engines work, and what developers and SEOs need to know and do in order to be on their good side.

Mar 16, 2021

JSJ 475: DevOps for the JavaScript Developer

In recent years the term DevOps has become ubiquitous - you'll find DevOps engineers in most every tech organization. But what does DevOps actually mean, and how does it differ from previously existing System and Network engineering and DBAs? In this episode our own Aimee Knight, who is currently expanding her role into DevOps, answers these questions, and provide further information about it.

Mar 09, 2021

JSJ 474: Things JavaScript Developers Should Know, Part 1

Having done a three-part series on the things JavaScript developers MUST know, Dan now leads a panel discussion on the things that JavaScript developers SHOULD know. These are things that devs can get by without knowing, but that will improve their abilities if they do know and understand. Subjects covered include: passing functions args by value vs by reference, sparse arrays, property descriptors, event capture, and more.

Mar 02, 2021

JSJ 473: The Elements framework with Chris Mather

Steve and A.J. talk with Chris Mather, the creator of the Elements framework, a new monolith-style web framework for generating web apps. They discuss the reason for adding YAF (Yet Another Framework), the pieces that are used to build the framework, and how it all works together.

Feb 23, 2021

JSJ 472: RedwoodJS Brings Full-Stack to the JAMstack with Anthony Campolo

Anthony Campolo joins the conversation to lead the discussion of RedwoodJS. RedwoodJS is a full-stack framework that provides a way of building a fast and secure front-end that JAMstack gives you with the power and flexibility of a backend. It doesn't have an official ORM, instead it uses GraphQL through Prisma. This discussion goes deep into the history and implementation of RedwoodJS.

Feb 16, 2021

JSJ 471: Things Every JavaScript Developer Must Know - Part 3

In this episode, the panel discusses the final list of things that developers need to know and how and when they're important. These topics include:

Feb 09, 2021

JSJ 470: Fine Tuning Your Psychological Stack, or DevOps For Your Brain

You're working on planning and executing your professional and technical journeys, but what about your psychological journey? The reality is that without taking better care of yourself, you are potentially setting yourself up for failure, and potentially also putting your health and wellbeing at risk. We are joined by Wei-Ming Lam, a coach and Yoga Instructor who provides practical advice for constructing and tuning your psychological stack.

Feb 05, 2021

BONUS: Measuring Apps and Entrepreneurship with John-Daniel Trask

John-Daniel Trask, founder and CEO of Raygun, talks about his experience building a monitoring company and about how to measure the speed and quality of your code.

Feb 02, 2021

JSJ 469: The Case for JavaScript Iterators and Generators, part 2

This is the follow on to the episode first recorded regarding JavaScripts iterators and generators. Dan takes the lead and picks up from last time. The panel discusses how JavaScript uses and implements iterators and where people are likely to see them. Then they dive into generators and briefly discuss the concept and their uses.

Jan 29, 2021

BONUS: How to Speed Up Your Website For Fun and Profit with Inian Parameshwaran

Use the code DEVCHAT at to get double the capacity and traffic from Dexecure. Inian Parameshwaran is the CEO of Dexecure and an expert in speeding up websites. Inian walks Charles Max Wood through the intricacies of measuring website speed and explains which metrics matter and for which concerns. He goes over the benefits to SEO and user experience and then does a deep dive on how to begin speeding up your website so Google will rank it higher and your users don’t lose interest while waiting for a response from your application. Special Guest: Inian Parameshwaran.

Jan 26, 2021

JSJ 468: The case for JavaScript iterators, part 1

Iterators and generators were introduced into JavaScript way back in 2015, yet they remain an underused and often misunderstood features of the language. In this episode Dan describes the purpose of iterators, how they're implemented in JavaScript, and why you're using them even if you aren't aware that you are, via the spread operator for example. The panel then discusses the pros and cons of iterators in JavaScript, and why most devs don't explicitly use them.

Jan 19, 2021

JSJ 467: The Joy of JavaScript with Luis Atencio

Luis Atencio jabbers about enjoying and using JavaScript. He enjoys the multi-paradigm nature of the language. The discussion ranges over the nature of JavaScript and how it's object-oriented, and how the paradigms can be blended to provide powerful functionality. They also dive into how to break down problems in JavaScript and how the language enables this.